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I want to wish everyone a Very Happy and Fun Filled Halloween!
In the Greater Sacramento area, there are a number of activities, which your family may enjoy to help celebrate the day.There are several Haunted Attractions in Sacramento, for those of you who feel no Halloween is complete without having the "beejeepers" scared out of you! Some of these attractions are "relatively" kid friendly. They can be accessed via: Haunted Attractions in Sacramento. There are also area pumpkin patches which offer last minute fun for the whole family to be enjoyed. These are listed at Sacramento Area Pumpkin Patches. Above all - Stay (12 comments)
Back in early 2010, I blogged a piece titled, “Preston Castle - Bloodthirst 2: Revenge of the Chupacabras.” It was about a slightly mysterious location in nearby Amador county's town of Ione. Preston Castle is a California State Historic Landmark. Land for The Castle was purchased in 1890 from Ione Coal & Iron Company. The castle's sandstone was quarried a few miles from Ione. And, the bricks were created at Folsom and San Quentin prisons. The cornerstone was set with pomp and ceremony, in late 1890. The architectural style is described as Romanesque Revival.The purpose for building the Preston Castle was (22 comments)
Shenandoah Valley in California Gold Country - 10/26/11 10:29 AM
There was a little more to the story I posted a couple days ago about Fiddletown, one of California’s little Gold Rush towns. In that same vicinity of Amador County, is another delightful area, known as Shenandoah Valley. California’s Shenandoah Valley has increasingly become known as a premier grape growing wine region these past few decades. With the gold discovery in 1848, Amador County’s Shenandoah Valley became a key element to the California winemaking history. Vineyards and wineries sprang up almost immediately to cater to the young and single men, who had come to the area seeking their fortune. Once finished with my paces through (28 comments)
It is no secret that I have a love of exploring little California Gold Rush towns within an hour or so of Sacramento. In the past, I have tossed my cameras in the car and headed off to capture several of them to pixels, that I have written about in previous blogs.As one travels south on Sunrise Boulevard and veers east on highway 16, there is a meandering through and toward a collection of Gold Rush era settlements and communities along highway 49. Once through Sloughhouse, there are turnoffs, which will take you on into Ione, Amador City, Sutter (21 comments)
Portfolio Lending May Be a Better Way to Go! - 10/22/11 09:00 PM
All across the country, folks are upset and seeing RED because we bailed out banks, only to have them still getting at us in one form or another with fees. What people need to understand is we have more power than we realize as consumers. That power comes through CHOICE! We have the ability to leave the larger national banks not treating us well, and move to local banks and credit unions, which may treat us better! Personally, I have come to believe business enterprise works best when personal relationships are forged within a community. The beauty of local banks and credit unions (19 comments)
Harvest Time at Apple Hill - 10/21/11 08:46 PM
"Apple Hill 2011"Create a free slideshow with Picnik! Yesterday was a special autumn day. My son had a day off from work, so he, his wife and I decided to take a little drive east on Highway 50 from Sacramento.About an hour or so away from home cradled in the arms of the Sierra Nevada Foothills, is the little community of Apple Hill, which comes alive this time of year, when the apples are harvested and cider is pressed. Apple Hill is always a delight to visit.Originally, Apple Hill was a collection of approximately 16 ranches or orchards. Today it boasts (24 comments)
The Great California Shake Out! - 10/20/11 06:00 AM
I haven’t seen much media attention given to an important event that will occur in California this morning.
It is the Great California Shake Out – an earthquake preparedness drill for our state citizens.The event time is Thursday morning, October 20th at 10:20 am. You just need to remember 10th month, 20th day at the 10th hour 20 minutes.California earthquake hazard potential varies across the state and depends on your location. The Great California Shake Out website provides a number of preparedness guidelines, and maps for various areas of our state.
California is considered to be at higher risk (17 comments)
Vesting or Holding Title in California - 10/18/11 09:24 PM
When California homebuyers arrive at title to sign papers, one of the decisions they will need to make, is how they are going to vest or hold title. The vesting will appear on the Deed of Trust and the Grant Deed, which are recorded documents. Usually, your escrow officer or lender, or possibly both, will ask you how you want to hold title. The manner in which you hold title may have significant legal and tax consequences. Some of the issues that you should consider will be explored in this article.
SOLE OWNERSHIPReal property in California can be owned in either Sole (26 comments)
The current real estate market sometimes has divorcing couples looking to separate their lives, but also realizing they can't afford to live apart until their home is sold.
Unlike a few years ago, when many homeowners had loads of equity to share, and really good credit, present times present many glimpses of fortunes reversed.
If you are one of those couples (28 comments)
Thai Jasmine - A Great Place to Eat - 10/14/11 12:42 PM
For those living or working in the vicinity, I highly recommend you give Thai Jasmine a try. The quality of Thai cuisine served there is far above, the prices charged.Thai Jasmine is located at: 2252 Sunrise Boulevard (near Coloma Road), Gold River, California. They are open 7 days a week! (16 comments)
It is important that sellers disclose any neighbors, which are noisy and obnoxious. There is a case, which the California Court of Appeal granted rescission and refund of the buyer's money because of the seller's failure to disclose the neighborhood nuisance. The case is Shapiro v. Sutherland (1998) 60 Cal.App.4th 666. I keep wondering if that number "666" included in the case number is some sort of "otherworldly" intervention:-)
But, it is also important to understand that certain things considered obnoxious, to you as a Seller, many be somewhat attractive to a potential buyer - for instance, the ghost(s) (17 comments)
It’s Frighteningly Scary! And it’s back! Haunted Hagan Screampark is always a Greater Sacramento crowd pleaser. And this Halloween season it will be bigger and scarier than ever!Be the first it visit this OLD WEST GHOST TOWN. The only difference is that here, the GHOSTS ARE REAL.Be the first it visit this OLD WEST GHOST TOWN. The only difference is that here, the GHOSTS ARE REAL.
OPENING NIGHT is Friday, Oct. 7th - 7:30-10:30 p.m.
The Sacramento area's premiere HALLOWEEN HAUNT includes three ALL NEW ATTRACTIONS:
Ride the HAUNTED EXPRESS for a thrilling train ride through (19 comments)
Pull Out of Foreclosure Abuse Talks by California - 10/01/11 07:23 PM
While nationwide settlement talks have been occurring with U.S. banks, over foreclosure system abuses, The Sacramento Bee reported today that California has pulled out of the talks.California State Attorney General Kamala Harris cited a troubling upsurge in foreclosure filings in the state recently.Attorneys General in 50 states had formed a coalition, involved with five of the largest mortgage servicers in the nation for the past 11 months. The goal has been to arrive at a settlement agreement, which would aid in providing distressed homeowners, with financial relief.
A lender settlement of approximately $20 billion, had met criticism by consumer advocacy (8 comments)
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